NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad , an institution of national eminence in the field of legal education and research, is a residential University established in 1998 under the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University Act (Andhra Pradesh Act 34 of 1998) of the Andhra Pradesh State Legislature. The University provides an opportunity to explore limitless options in legal profession and is setting new standards in legal education. The University has as its primary mission to create a generation of able, competent and humane lawyers who will not only enter the Bar and the Bench but will also be equipped to address effectively the imperatives of the new millennium and to engage in community services. Presently NALSAR has the best of infrastructure, committed faculty, highly talented students, state of the art facilities and partnerships with world-renowned institutions.
B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
Admission to the First Year of the 5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Degree Programme is made strictly on merit, based on a Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) at different centres across the country. To be eligible for admission, a candidate should have passed the 10 + 2 or equivalent examination with not less than 45% marks in the aggregate (40% in case of reserved categories, i.e ., S.C. / S.T./ Persons with Disability) and should not be more than 20 years of age as on July 1, 2013 (22 years in case of S.C. / S.T. / Persons with Disability).
Admission to the LL.M. Programme is made strictly on merit, based on a Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) to be conducted at different centres across the country. To be eligible for admission to the LL.M. Degree Programme, a candidate should have passed the LL.B. / B.L. Degree or an equivalent Degree from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in the aggregate (50% in case of reserved categories, i.e., S.C. / S.T. / Persons with Disability).
Research Committee consisting of the faculty of the University and external experts to supervise doctoral degree constituted by the Vice-Chancellor under Ph.D. Regulations shall also look into the admissions and other issues relating to M.Phil. Degree. The candidate shall have an LL.M. Degree from any recognised University securing not less than 'B+' grade or an aggregate of 55% marks or its equivalent.
The Vice-Chancellor shall constitute a Research Committee consisting of the faculty of the University and external experts to supervise doctoral degree for a period of three years at a time. To be admitted to the candidature for a doctoral degree an applicant shall have obtained a Master's Degree in law of any recognised university securing not less than 55% marks or its equivalent or obtained a degree in law and Masters Degree with M.Phil. in social sciences or humanities or sciences of any recognised university with not less than 55% marks or its equivalent.
The University offers one year Postgraduate Diploma programmes in the following areas through proximate education: One year Postgraduate Diploma in Patents Law, One year Postgraduate Diploma in Media Law, One year Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Laws, One year Postgraduate Diploma in International Humanitarian Law.
The objectives of the University are motivated by the goal of producing socially responsible lawyers. Social responsibility cannot be taught, it has to be learned. The University, hence, devises programmes that bridge the gap between classroom and social reality. The Placement programme of the University is one such effort.
NALSAR Law Library is the hub of all library activities established to accomplish the research and academic objectives of the University. It is located as an independent building at the heart of campus giving access to its rich collection of primary and secondary legal resources to all the users in the campus. Library has a collection of more than 27,000 items comprising law reports, reviews, periodicals, manuals and choicest publications of text books and other resources.
Moot Court activities are a thrust area of Legal Education. The University strives to integrate the theory and practice of law in campus settings through moot court activities. The mooting activity in NALSAR is a serious business with a stiff competition. The moot court activities are coordinated by the faculty adviser in charge. Members of the faculty also help students in preparing for moot court competitions held in different parts of the country.
Student Bar Council
In order to promote co-curricular activities and to encourage student participation in administration and management affairs of the University, NALSAR constituted its first Student Bar Council in July 2000.
The Council has been re-constituted every year by a joint method of election and nomination for the eight functional Committees, namely: Academic; Cultural; Hostel and Campus Welfare; Literary and Debating; Mess and Hospitality; Moot Court; Sports and Student Welfare.
The Daily National Legal Newswire
In November 2004, The Technology and Law Forum started sending out a daily newsletter by email- The Daily Legal Newswire - containing abstracts of legal news from 7 dailies (5 initially) and 2 periodicals. The Newswire currently covers The Hindu, The Hindu-Business Line, Indian Express, Financial Express, Hindustan Times, The Telegraph and Business Standard along with periodicals like Frontline and Economic and Political Weekly. The archives of the Newswire boast of a repository of more than 10,000 articles, which are properly indexed and can be easily accessed using a simple search.
The University has separate residential halls for boys and girls, with a common dinning hall. The University has a Swaraj Mazda Vehicle for providing conveyance facility for both Faculty and Staff who reside in the twin-cities. The University has its own health centre with two doctors. In case of serious ailments, on the advice of the doctor, facilities are provided for admittance in hospitals in the twin-cities for timely attention and care. A stadium has been constructed and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.
The campus is Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) enabled and provides wireless Internet connectivity. The internet centre has about 40 thin clients with Linux Operating System. Besides another five Desktop Systems for usage by faculty and students are also available at the Internet Centre and seven in the Library. A separate bay is also provided for the laptop users. NALSAR offers a variety of facilities for hosting conferences and seminars. It has 10 air-conditioned conference/seminar halls, which can accommodate various people ranging from 25-250 with state-of-the-art communication and presentation facilities.
NALSAR University of Law
Justice City, Shameerpet
R.R. District -500078
Ph: 040 - 23498200 / 400
Fax: +91 8418 245161 / 174